What is Splendid?

What is Splendid?

Ear hears the word
imagination rushes
to make a path
toward memory:

Two eagles wing waltzing
in life-bond dance of renewal.
Trees crowding curve
of back country road
where black bear cub sits
trying to capture
dappled rays of sunlight.

Bright red cardinal responding
to call of pursed lips,
while high above, ten snow
white pelicans fly in black hemmed
winging formation.

Frothy clouds throwing shawl
around indigo-blue mountains,
or black wolf moving slowly
in mountain meadow, stopping
only to look back and up,
letting me know, she knows
of my presence.

Howling wind of April blizzard,
or soft rhythmic lapping
at shoreline inviting sleep.

All of these, and so much more.
Gifts of Mother Nature
freely given to any who would
look and listen.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/19/2018

Notes: Could have gone on and on, but decided to take pity on my readers.

Image is a digital painting that started out just playing with colors, but then morphed into a favorite scene from memory.

Poem is posted at Waiting On Words: Word for Day 19  Splendid
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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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5 Responses to What is Splendid?

  1. annell4 says:

    Yes! So beautifully written!!! You are a master story teller!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tom Merriman says:

    I loved each and every description, Elizabeth. Splendid indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Such beautiful images! Glorious!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marianne says:

    We are surrounded by splendor if we but take the time to really see it, and appreciate it. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pamela says:

    One word – Gorgeous! It makes me long to get out of the city. Thanks for writing this, Elizabeth.

    Love,
    Pamela

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